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This is just silly... and extremely cool at the same time. Enjoy!
http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/05/friday-youtube-iron-baby/This is just silly... and extremely cool at the same time. Enjoy!... more
Marvel Studio's "Iron Man 2" soared to the top of the domestic rankings with an estimated $52.4 million in boxoffice from its first day in release on Friday.
That kick-started the summer boxoffice season in auspicious style but quickly muted any further talk of a possible record-breaking weekend for the Robert Downey Jr. starrer. July 2008 opener "The Dark Knight" from Warner Bros. holds the opening-weekend record of $158.4 million, while Paramount-distributed "Iron Man 2" looks likely to land in the $125 million-$135 million range through Sunday.
The Friday tally for "Iron Man 2" -- featuring a $4.1 million contribution from 181 Imax venues -- included $7.5 million in midnight Thursday coin. The film unspooled earlier abroad and totes $200 million in cumulative worldwide coin including eight days of international grosses.
The sequel to May 2008 opener "Iron Man" cost at least $170 million to produce, with Marvel laying out roughly $75 million in additional marketing expenses. Reviews have been mostly positive, if less than rapturous, potentially helping to sustain weekend momentum for "Iron Man 2" through the Mother's Day holiday on Sunday.
Elsewhere on Friday, Warner Bros.' remake of horror pic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" ranked second with $3.3 million and cume of $42.7 million at the start of its sophomore session.
Fox's action comedy "Date Night" grabbed the bronze medal position among daily grossers, with another $1.6 million shaping a $77.2 million cume on the cusp of its fifth weekend in release.Marvel Studio's "Iron Man 2" soared to the top of the domestic rankings... more
As long as there have been superheroes, there have been superhero teams. And as long as there have been superhero teams, there have been really bad ideas for superhero teams. Like, say, for example…
http://www.weirdworm.com/the-six-lamest-superhero-teams/As long as there have been superheroes, there have been superhero teams. And as long... more
Casting call for new Conan movie!~y2009m10d27-... more
"The End is Nigh" proclaims the strange homeless man (wink) of Watchmen. What a perfect time for a cocktail! Chill out with a Full Frontal Manhattan, take a trip with a Black Freighter, or share some laughs with a tall Comedian."The End is Nigh" proclaims the strange homeless man (wink) of Watchmen.... more
This is kind of a cheap post, but I always like to include this when I blog. You’re looking at a world map presented in Jack Kirby’s Kamandi. It’s the kind of thing that as a reader, going back into the troves of past generations, I can’t get enough of. It’s a great tie in for me as a gamer, too. But really, at the end of the day, it’s a plug for my favorite comic podcast, Funnybook Babylon. I’ll let them take it from here.
--------Its been Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooo long for me to remember,...but this is still the D.C. universe,.......but something "REALLY BAD" happened to poor ol' Gea,...the eco system has dun gone "STRANGE"......"Damn filthy apes!" are the LEAST of the problems.This is kind of a cheap post, but I always like to include this when I blog.... more
Comic books might not be the first place people look for fashion, but come on: Who can forget the surprising accuracy of their prediction that we'd all be wearing capes and tights by the year 2000?
Well, okay, maybe not, but a superhero's costume is a pretty important part of his character, so it can be a pretty big big deal when it goes through some changes.Comic books might not be the first place people look for fashion, but come on: Who can... more
A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony.
Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, who was frightened on his first day at school, walked out on to the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside.
Despite teachers' efforts to beckon the boy inside, he refused to budge until his mother mentioned her son's love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a novel approach to the problem.
The rescuer dashed back to his fire station and made a quick change into a Spider-Man costume before returning to the boy, he said.
"I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you and I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous," Mr Somchai told local television.
The young boy immediately stood up and walked into his rescuer's arms, police said.
(via Nerdcore)A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man... more
X-Men's Storm aka Ororo Munroe is the descendant of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Her mother, N'Dare, was the princess of a tribe in Kenya. She married the American photojournalist David Munroe and moved with him to Manhattan, where Ororo was born.
Ororo managed to escape the rubble of her shattered home with nothing but the tattered clothes on her back and her mother's ancestral ruby. Homeless and orphaned, Ororo was found by a gang of street urchins who took her to their master, Achmed el-Gibar. Achmed trained Ororo in the arts of thievery and she soon became his prize pupil, excelling in picking both pockets and locks. During her time in Cairo, Ororo picked the pocket of an American tourist. The man proved no easy mark, however, as he was Charles Xavier, a powerful mutant telepath who used his abilities to stop the theft.
Years later, Ororo was forced to battle the threat of a fellow mutant weather manipulator known as Deluge, who sought revenge against humanity. With the help of several members of the team of mutant heroes known as the X-Men, Deluge was seemingly destroyed. Sometime later Xavier explained to Ororo that she was not a "goddess," but a mutant, and as such she had a responsibility to use her abilities to help the world just as she had helped the local tribes. Curious, Ororo accepted Xavier's offer, and was given the codename "Storm." After most of the original team left for a time, Ororo, along with fellow new recruits Nightcrawler, Colossus, Wolverine, and Banshee, stayed as members of the new X-Men. Storm remained with the X-Men for years, and encountered adversaries such as Proteus, Magneto, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Juggernaut, demons from the dimension of Limbo, and even Dracula on one occasion.
Storm appears in the movies X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand, portrayed by Halle Berry. Sadly Storm received little screen time in the first film and took a backseat to characters such as Wolverine and Jean Grey - Berry is pretty much wasted as Storm in this one, as the character serves no purpose other than as convenient vehicle for cool lightning effects. In the second film, Storm had more screen time, but no real story. Berry rallied for more character development, and her role was enhanced in the third film, with new director Brett Ratner. One thing that leaves audience wonder about Halle's excellent performance as Storm in all 3 movies, is why she uses accent to play Storm in this first movie but not in the sequels.X-Men's Storm aka Ororo Munroe is the descendant of an ancient line of African... more
"By most observers' reckoning, between 150 and 200 real-life superheroes, or 'Reals' as some call themselves, operate in the United States, with another 50 or so donning the cowl internationally. These crusaders range in age from 15 to 50 and patrol cities from Indianapolis to Cambridgeshire, England. They create heroic identities with names like Black Arrow, Green Scorpion, and Mr. Silent, and wear bright Superman spandex or black ninja suits. Almost all share two traits in common: a love of comic books and a desire to improve their communities."
Battling villains, saving the Earth, and helping out at homeless shelters with an hour left on the meter... who will be the current.com Lois Lane to report on these superheroes?
"By most observers' reckoning, between 150 and 200 real-life superheroes, or... more
Parody of World's Most Amazing Videos with superheros. This skit belongs on Saturday Night Live or Mad TV.
http://www.charlesdewandeler.com Parody of World's Most Amazing Videos with superheros. This skit belongs on... more